When I first started on twitter a few years ago I followed everybody who followed me. Then I turned off follow notifications because they cluttered up my inbox and I didn't pay much attention to who followed me. Then I unfollowed almost everybody and started from scratch. Now, I follow 120 people (this changes regularly, but is generally in this vicinity). This makes it easy to actually pay attention to the stream. I refuse to use a desktop app to "better utilize" (i.e. waste more time on) twitter. I use the Web. Meaning I log in whenever the mood strikes.
I'm going to test something out. Some of my experiments seem to go haywire, but I like to try them anyway. I'm going to follow back anybody who follows me. Just send me an @KarolGajda message to let me know I'm not following a bot and I'll click that Follow button. Or you can retweet this article with @KarolGajda somewhere in the tweet and I will follow you. Let's see how this pans out. :)
Three things that will make twitter better:
1) Use your real name / photo.
2) Showcase some of yourself instead of just sharing other people's stuff.
3) Keep tweets to a respectable number. If you're tweeting in the double digits every day you are tweeting too much. Yes, I said it. :) (This doesn't include @ replies, of course. I'm talking broadcast tweets.)
How To Organize An International Adventure by Tyler TervoorenGood golly Miss Molly is this an outstanding run down of how to plan an adventure. What more can I say? If you're interested in any kind of travel check this out.
I Kicked Ass In 2010 ... Watch Me Do It Again In 2011 by Adam BakerIf you want the full transparency of how to go from $200/month with your blog to an average of $6,000/month in one year read this.
Good Ideas Are Worthless by Mark LawrenceI met up with Mark at Nada a few days ago. He's working on a startup that sounds really exciting and I could feel his passion when he talked about it.
10,000 Random Acts of Greatness by Matt GartlandI met Matt at BlogWorld and when he told me about his 10,000 Random Acts of Greatness project I had a feeling it would be really cool. I was right. Matt rocks.
Cool Discovery - Paper-Feet.comThis company upcycles billboards into sandals. They don't have any in my size right now, but I will likely get a pair since they are so travel-friendly.
I'm planning on a few things in the coming week or two. 1) My updated updated light packing list. There isn't a ton of change, but I believe an update is in order none-the-less. 2) Ridiculously Extraordinary Insights Volume 1, which was supposed to be completed last month. It's about 7,000 words. Not sure if I should make this a blog post or a download. Download means design and that will take extra time.
P.S. Did you hear I'm undate-able? ;)